(2:13) Program Introduction and Labor Headlines (Dianne Mathiowetz)
(11:45) His/Her/Theirstory: Black August read by Dawn Oneal
(17:22) Monteria Robinson (mother of Jamarion Robinson) discusses her son's murder by US Marshals during August of last year
(35:26) Neil Sardana (Atlanta Jobs With Justice) joins the discussion on the Nissan workers unsuccessful vote to Unionize and the anti-Union campaigns that plagued the Mississippi area prior to and during the vote
With the conclusion of the WRFG summer pledge drive, the Labor Forum resumes its regular segments of Labor Headlines, this Week in Labor History, an interview about a local struggle and in the last half hour, a discussion about an issue important to working people.
At 4:15 pm, Monteria Robinson whose son, Jamarion, was killed one year ago by US Marshals at his East Point apartment, will describe
her fight to get answers about the brutal death of her son. His body was riddled with 76 separate bullets in a frenzy of
firepower by militarized police. The impact of police violence on working class families, especially in communities of color is a subject often
discussed on The Labor Forum as an issue that requires class solidarity.
At 4:30 pm, we will turn our attention to the union election loss at the Nissan plant in Canton, Ms. The vicious anti-union campaign
orchestrated by Nissan management with the full participation of state elected officials, business groups, and the media was witnessed by
Atlanta supporters who went to Mississippi to help the campaign. The Labor Forum's co-host, Dawn O'Neal and Atlanta Jobs with Justice members will be in the studio to describe their experience. We have reached out to Nissan workers to call-in if they are able. The Labor Forum applauds those workers who defied the enormous pressure exerted by Nissan and voted yes. The struggle continues.
The Labor Forum team is: Dianne Mathiowetz (Host; UAW) Paul McLennan (Co-host and Labor History; ATU) Dawn Oneal (Co-Host; Fight For $15; BLMATL) Christopher Hollis (Sound Engineer and Archivist) Azi Ebrahimi (Videographer and Archivist)
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